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July 2019

Wednesday Night Kagura

July 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 25, 2019

Hiroshima Prefectural Citizen’s Culture Center, 1-5-3 Otemachi, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0051 Japan
¥1200
Momijigari performed by the Uegochi Kagura Troupe

Join local kagura fans for two performances of this spectacular folk art.

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Kagura Koshien in Akitakata

July 27 - July 28
Kagura Monzen Touji Mura, Midorichohongo 4627
Akitakata-shi, Hiroshima-ken 731-0612 Japan
¥1000
Kagura Koshien in Akitakata

Free bus trip for foreign residents and visitors to a day of Kagura dance in the countryside.

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English Kagura Experience

July 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum, 2-22 Kaminobori-cho, Naka-ku
Hiroshima, Hiroshima-ken 730-0014 Japan
¥1000
Takiyasha-hime performed by the Tenjin kagura troupe

Kagura performances with English explanation, subtitles, Q&A and photo session.

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Onomichi Sumiyoshi Fireworks Festival

July 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Onomichi Suido Channel (near Sumiyoshi Shrine) Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken Japan
Free

13,000 fireworks explode over the Onomichi sea channel.

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Hiroshima Port “Dream” Fireworks Festival

July 27 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hiroshima Port 10,000 Ton Berth (hiroshima-kou-ichi-man-ton-baasu), Ujina
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken Japan
Free

2018 event has been CANCELLED due to incoming typhoon #12.

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August 2019

In This Corner of the World (Subtitled in English)

August 2 @ 10:15 am - 12:35 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:15am, repeating until August 8, 2019

Hatchoza, 8F Fukuya Hatchobori Honten, Ebisu-cho 6-26, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0021 Japan
¥1100
In This Corner of the World English subtitles

Award-winning animated feature set in wartime HIroshima and neighboring Kure.

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English Kagura Experience

August 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum, 2-22 Kaminobori-cho, Naka-ku
Hiroshima, Hiroshima-ken 730-0014 Japan
¥1000

Kagura performances with English explanation, subtitles, Q&A and photo session.

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Look Up Art Action

August 5 @ 7:50 am - 8:25 am
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken Japan
Free

This "art action", held every year since 2013, aims to "transform the target" by focusing on the perspective of the people in Hiroshima's city center who were going about the daily morning activities on August 6, 1945 assembling volunteers on the "T-bridge" which served as the target at which the crew of the Eleanor Gay aimed. At 08:15, the time of the A-bomb's detonation, participants look up in the direction from which the pika, holding their gaze for 10 minutes.…

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A Summer Evening of Prayer & Peace

August 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Futaba-no-sato Walk of History, Higashi-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken Japan
Free

On the night of August 5, the string of temples and shrines in Futaba-no-sato, originally constructed to protect the castle town of Hiroshima from misfortune that was said to come from the inauspicious northeast direction, are illuminated by candles and decorated with flowers to comfort the souls of the victims of the A-bombing and to wish for peace throughout the world. All are welcome and there is no charge to participate. You can go wander around the shrines and temples…

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Night Safari at Asa Zoo

August 10 @ 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until August 11, 2019

Asa Zoo, Asa-cho, Asa-kita-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 731-3355 Japan
¥170 – ¥510

A chance to see the nocturnal animals in action and to escape to the relative cool of the Asa highlands. The "night safari" is only held 8 nights a year, and it is always popular with families and dating couples. There is plenty of debate as to just how bad a zoo Asa Zoo is. It seems to us that although the confined spaces in which many of the animals are kept (especially the big cats) are disgraceful, on the…

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English Kagura Experience

August 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum, 2-22 Kaminobori-cho, Naka-ku
Hiroshima, Hiroshima-ken 730-0014 Japan
¥1000
Momijigari performed by the Uegochi Kagura Troupe

Kagura performances with English explanation, subtitles, Q&A and photo session.

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Hiroshima Bon Dance

August 11 @ 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 4:30pm, repeating until August 12, 2019

Site Of The Former Hiroshima Municipal Baseball Stadium, 5-44 Motomachi, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0011 Japan
Free
hiroshima bon dance

Bon-odori are community dances, usually performed around a tall platform from which music plays and people sometimes play instruments and sing, held during the 0-bon festival of the dead, usually held in the middle of August. It is a little known fact that just a year after the A-bombing of Hiroshima, survivors held a bon-odori on the day after the first anniversary of the bombing. This year, on August 11, the event is to be revived and held for the…

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Night Safari at Asa Zoo

August 17 @ 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until August 18, 2019

Asa Zoo, Asa-cho, Asa-kita-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 731-3355 Japan
¥170 – ¥510

A chance to see the nocturnal animals in action and to escape to the relative cool of the Asa highlands.

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English Kagura Experience

August 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum, 2-22 Kaminobori-cho, Naka-ku
Hiroshima, Hiroshima-ken 730-0014 Japan
¥1000

Kagura performances with English explanation, subtitles, Q&A and photo session.

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Senda Wasshoi Matsuri Flea Market

August 18 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Higashi-Senda Park, 1-1 Senda-machi, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0053 Japan
Free

Relatively large flea market in Higashi Senda-machi Park next to the old Hiroshima University building. There are also food stalls and live bands performing on a little stage, which help to give the event quite a lively atmosphere. Postponed until August 25 in the event of heavy rain. To sign up to sell at the flea market Call (in Japanese) more than one week prior to the event 090-9500-6554 between 10am and 6pm and give your name and the date…

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Night Safari at Asa Zoo

August 24 @ 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until August 25, 2019

Asa Zoo, Asa-cho, Asa-kita-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 731-3355 Japan
¥510

A chance to see the nocturnal animals in action and to escape to the relative cool of the Asa highlands.

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Night Safari at Asa Zoo

August 31 @ 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until September 1, 2019

Asa Zoo, Asa-cho, Asa-kita-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 731-3355 Japan
¥510

A chance to see the nocturnal animals in action and to escape to the relative cool of the Asa highlands.

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English Kagura Experience

August 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum, 2-22 Kaminobori-cho, Naka-ku
Hiroshima, Hiroshima-ken 730-0014 Japan
¥1000
Yamata-no-orochi-performed-by-the-Tsunami-Kagura-Troupe

Kagura performances with English explanation, subtitles, Q&A and photo session.

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September 2019

English Kagura Experience

September 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum, 2-22 Kaminobori-cho, Naka-ku
Hiroshima, Hiroshima-ken 730-0014 Japan
¥1000
tsuchigumo performed by the higashiyama kagura troupe

Kagura performances with English explanation, subtitles, Q&A and photo session.

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Senda Wasshoi Matsuri Flea Market

September 8 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Higashi-Senda Park, 1-1 Senda-machi, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0053 Japan
Free

Relatively large flea market in Higashi Senda-machi Park next to the old Hiroshima University building. There are also food stalls and live bands performing on a little stage, which help to give the event quite a lively atmosphere. Postponed until September 23 in the event of heavy rain. To sign up to sell at the flea market Call (in Japanese) more than one week prior to the event 090-9500-6554 between 10am and 6pm and give your name and the date…

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Kangetsu Moon Viewing Tea Ceremony

September 13 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Shukkeien Garden, 2-11 Kaminobori-cho, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0014 Japan
¥800
moon viewing tea ceremony at shukkei-en garden © Shukkei-en Garden

The end of September is the time for "moon viewing" or kangetsu in Japan and a moon viewing tea ceremony is held in Shukkei-en Garden annually at this time. ¥800 for the (more formal) tea ceremony in a tea house (honseki) ¥600 to take tea in the gardens (nodate) The garden admission fee is also required (adults ¥260) and the garden is open to until 9pm. The neighboring Prefectural Art Museum where the Da Vinci exhibition is currently showing also has…

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English Kagura Experience

September 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum, 2-22 Kaminobori-cho, Naka-ku
Hiroshima, Hiroshima-ken 730-0014 Japan
¥1000
Jinrin performed by the Kawakita Kagura Troupe

Kagura performance with English explanation, subtitles, Q&A and photo session.

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Respect for the aged tea ceremony

September 15 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Shukkeien Garden, 2-11 Kaminobori-cho, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0014 Japan

Annual keiro-chakai to commemorate Respect for the Aged Day at Shukkei-en Garden in Hiroshima City Center. You're kind of supposed to be a bit on the "experienced" side of things to participate.

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English Kagura Experience

September 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum, 2-22 Kaminobori-cho, Naka-ku
Hiroshima, Hiroshima-ken 730-0014 Japan
¥1000
Yamata-no-orochi-performed-by-the-Tsunami-Kagura-Troupe

Kagura performances with English explanation, subtitles, Q&A and photo session.

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Senda Wasshoi Matsuri Flea Market

September 22 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Higashi-Senda Park, 1-1 Senda-machi, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0053 Japan
Free

Relatively large flea market in Higashi Senda-machi Park next to the old Hiroshima University building. There are also food stalls and live bands performing on a little stage, which help to give the event quite a lively atmosphere. Postponed until September 23 in the event of heavy rain. To sign up to sell at the flea market Call (in Japanese) more than one week prior to the event 090-9500-6554 between 10am and 6pm and give your name and the date…

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